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Motion ref. S6M-04256

Walking – Improving Health and Strengthening Communities

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, April 29, 2022

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

That the Parliament recognises National Walking Month and agrees that everyday walking and wheeling play a huge role in improving the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland; notes that the Scottish Government is committed to inclusive opportunities for everyone to walk and wheel, helping to connect and strengthen communities, reduce some of Scotland’s biggest health inequalities and reduce pressure on the NHS, and further notes that the Scottish Government is committed to doubling investment across sport and active living, allocating record levels of investment to active travel, working with partners to reduce barriers to walking and wheeling and helping to make these the default choice for short journeys, leisure, socialising or as part of longer public transport journeys in Scotland, which will also contribute to Scotland’s journey to net zero.

Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-04256.1

Walking – Improving Health and Strengthening Communities - Amendment

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Result 27 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 36 no vote Vote Defeated